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Finally got some new wheels

Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Wheels and Tyres' started by Jamesk350, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Jamesk350

    Jamesk350
    Z Club Member

    I had a delivery this week as I actually found a real Black Friday deal from JBW and not made up deal that’s becoming common.

    There 7x15 and was going to put 205/55/r15 Falken’s on them,just have to wait for spring now to drive it again.
     

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  2. johnymd

    johnymd
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    Although it's very nice to see a couple of brown boxes, I'm guessing what's inside will be more interesting.
     
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  3. Jamesk350

    Jamesk350
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    I’ll unbox them later this weekend , not had any time to yet
     
  4. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Falkens - not sure about those tbh.

    7x15 is a good size though on an S30.
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Official Trader

    Falkens are fine and these are JBWs with those tyres !
     

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  6. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Falkens are decent tyres - when I bought my 944, the owner had just put four new ones on - five years later and they're still on ... and good.
     
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  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    Official Trader

    You don't drive your Porsche fast enough Mike:p
     
  8. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown

    Falkens are bit scary in the wet there fitted to the samuri was bit nervous driving it round what do people run as good all weather tyres
     
  9. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    The biggest problem with tyres is they age. You will need to compare them with ones that are the same age. After 2 year they are generally way past their best. Admittedly this is far more noticeable on a track when you are pushing them to the limits but you will also see it on the road in an emergency situation.
     
  10. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Get some photos up when they're on the car :thumbs:

    Falkens are decent mid range tyres, they wont rock the world in terms of performance but will do a decent job and being a harder compound will last a very long time mileage wise.
     
  11. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    My comment re Falkens was based on the experience on my mate. He was after some 'mid-range' (price) tyres for his Mondeo and gave me some quotes he'd had. I suggested he chose the Falkens - this was based on reviews by 350Z owners and the fact that they sponsor race cars. One of them failed on him - if I remember correctly the tread separated from the carcass and he was given a replacement. I will check that when he returns from New Zealand.
     
  12. franky

    franky
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    Which model tyre?
     
  13. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Well, I don't track it for sure, and 17,000 in five years of ownership for a daily that lives outside isn't a lot, but the grip is still decent in the damp/wet - you just drive accordingly! As a mid-range tyre they've become popular.
     
  14. Jamesk350

    Jamesk350
    Z Club Member

    I see you point about the Falkens the thought had crossed my mind too. I don’t fancy Toyo tyres as there too track based, worked well in my GTiR which was tracked a lot,the only other known brand I’ve seen are contiantial but they don’t come cheap.
     
  15. MaximG

    MaximG
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    That's odd, I put up a previous post on this thread just asking James for details of the wheels and suspension setup and it seems to have disappeared...

    So James I was wondering what offset you had gone for and whether you have standard suspension? I'm asking as I need a new set of tyres next year as mine are something like 12 years old so a long way past their best. So my thinking is if I'm to replace them why not get a new set of wheels to go along with them.

    Mike
     
  16. Jamesk350

    Jamesk350
    Z Club Member

    At the moment it’s a stock car apart from Toyota front calipers and its got a set of poly bushes.
    I got zero offset on the wheels after talking to JBW as that’s what they sell usually for the Z’s. I’ll be fitting a set of BC coilovers shortly but only plan to drop it by around 15mm not going to go over board with the Z.
     
  17. Woody928

    Woody928
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  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    If that was aimed at me then I don't know. He had another issue where his tyres were humming
    Toyo make all types of tyre, I have them on my X Trail.

    Continental have a great reputation, I have them on my blue 240Z
     
  19. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    In my experience, that is tosh! My 944 gets driven pretty fast in wet weather and they've never even stepped out of line ...
     
  20. Mr Ex Jnr

    Mr Ex Jnr Zeds is the way iv been shown

    They are 10 year old falkens but got plenty of tread I will have to upload the details mint in dry just wet roads in summer started getting sloppy may just been greasy roads as we had lots of good weather and got caught out in the rain :/
     

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